Meet the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission: Gov. John Waiheʻe

Meet the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission: Gov. John Waiheʻe

After serving as Lt. Governor under Governor George Ariyoshi, Waihe’e became the first Native Hawaiian Governor and served two terms from 1986 to 1994.  His administration created the A-plus after-school-care program, restored more than 16,000 acres of public lands to the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust, and created a committee to help define sovereignty.  In 1993, he created the Hawaiian Sovereignty Advisory Commission.  Waihe’e, 65, became active in politics after serving as a delegate on the 1978 Hawai’i State Constitutional Convention where he was instrumental in the creation of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Andrews University in Michigan and was a member of the first graduating class of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i.  Waihe’e lives in Honolulu.

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2 Comments

  1. Kelli mooney 8 months ago

    Dear Sir I am coming to you to assist me in getting on the roll. I was one of the first applicants I have additional documents Have submitted more than enough to prove my ancestry and have not had a response in over three years and don’t understand why. I have claimed native Hawaiian long before you could find it listed as an option of race. I am proud of my heritage and am confused as to the predujust being shown myself. please assist me sincerely Kelli s Mooney I even have my late grandmothers honored elder card allowing her to ride the busses for free along with her certified record of birth she was born in the 1800 and was buried at Punch Bowl in which hadn’t had a burial in over 20 plus years until my grandmother who is buried in the military section of punch bowl.

  2. winifred Mooney 8 months ago

    Kelli mooney 1 min ago Reply
    Dear Sir I am coming to you to assist me in getting on the roll. I was one of the first applicants I have additional documents Have submitted more than enough to prove my ancestry and have not had a response in over three years and don’t understand why. I have claimed native Hawaiian long before you could find it listed as an option of race. I am proud of my heritage and am confused as to the predujust being shown myself. please assist me sincerely Kelli s Mooney I even have my late grandmothers honored elder card allowing her to ride the busses for free along with her certified record of birth she was born in the 1800 and was buried at Punch Bowl in which hadn’t had a burial in over 20 plus years until my grandmother who is buried in the military section of punch bowl.

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